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Spike Lee jumps for joy after hearing Oscar nominations

Spike Lee jumped for jump after realising BlacKkKlansman had earned six Oscar nominations.

The filmmaker picked up his first best director nod for the film, in a category also featuring Alfonso Cuaron for Roma, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite, Adam McKay for Vice ...

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James Gandolfini’s son to play young Tony Soprano in prequel

James Gandolfini’s son will play a young Tony Soprano in the upcoming Sopranos sequel.

James, who died aged 51 in 2013, is revered for his portrayal of the New Jersey mob boss in HBO’s mafia drama.

A prequel film titled The Many Saints Of Newark is in ...

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Ariana Grande announces the release date for upcoming album Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande has announced the release date for her upcoming album Thank U, Next.

The US pop star shared the track list to Instagram and said it will arrive on February 8.

The album features the hit single from which it takes its name as well as previously released tracks ...

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Directors of Oscar-nominated RBG hopes the documentary ‘energises’ viewers

The directors of Oscar-nominated documentary RBG hope the film will “energise” viewers.

The film focuses on the life and career of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female to be confirmed to the US Supreme Court and a pivotal figure in American feminism over the last five ...

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Rachel Riley: I received hate-filled abuse for speaking out on anti-Semitism

Countdown presenter Rachel Riley has recalled the “hideous” feeling of receiving hate-filled abuse for trying to speak out about anti-Semitism.

To chuckles at a packed Holocaust Memorial Day reception at the House of Commons, she first joked that her “mum’s ...

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'We cannot wait to meet our newest addition': Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton has announced that her family is expanding.

The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting another child in the summer.

The couple has a daughter Charlotte born in 2014 and a son Aidan born in 2016. She did ...

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Ant McPartlin thanks Declan Donnelly as duo claim Best TV Presenter award at NTAs

Presenting pair Ant and Dec have won big at the National Television Awards for the 18th time in a row, despite one half of the duo taking a break from TV.

Ant & Dec at last year's NTAs

Ant McPartlin announced he was taking a step back from small screen duties in August 2018, ...

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Protest at RTÉ over Graham Linehan appearance on Prime Time

A protest is taking place outside RTE's studios in Dublin over the appearance of Graham Linehan on tonight's Prime Time programme.

The Father Ted co-creator is set to feature in a segment on transgender issues which will focus on the increasing number of young people looking to change ...

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Football fans pick their favourite close-ups from Arsenal paintball picture

A photo of Arsenal players on a day out paintballing has caught the imagination of football fans who enjoyed the details in the picture.

Gunners coach Unai Emery shared the picture ahead of the team’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United, with the caption: ...

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Solskjaer has given Manchester United ‘new lease on life’ – Tim Howard

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard believes old team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given the current players a “new lease on life” as they recapture the spirit of Sir Alex Ferguson’s all-conquering side.

United have won seven-straight matches since the ...

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Danny Dyer dedicates award to Harold Pinter in emotional speech

Danny Dyer has dedicated an award to playwright Harold Pinter in an emotional acceptance speech.

The actor won the Best Serial Drama Performance for his role as Mick Carter in EastEnders at the National Television Awards in London.

An emotional Dyer ...

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This Morning beats Piers Morgan to daytime TV award

This Morning has scooped the Best Daytime show honour at the National Television Awards.

The programme fended off competition from fellow ITV show Good Morning Britain, hosted by Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid.

Morgan sat sour-faced in the O2 Arena when This Morning was named ...

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Danny DeVito booed as he declares ‘Go Arsenal’ during surprising speech

Hollywood actor Danny DeVito has revealed himself to be an Arsenal fan at the National Television Awards.

The star of LA Confidential, Twins and Taxi was presenting the award for Best Drama Performance, which he handed to Bodyguard star Richard Madden, saying: “I really dig ...

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Fianna Fáil and SDLP to announce partnership to see parties working together

Fianna Fáil and the SDLP are set to announce a joint partnership this week which will see parties both sides of the border working together.

However, there will be no merger of the two parties announced by leaders Micheál Martin and Colum Eastwood at a public event in Belfast on ...

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Two winners in €500,000 EuroMillions Plus draw

There was no winner of tonight's EuroMillions jackpot, worth over €70m.

The numbers drawn were 9, 23, 29, 41, 49 and the Lucky Stars were 8 and 10.

There was one player who matched five numbers plus one Lucky Star to win €913,607.

There were two winners of the ...

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Two men sentenced in the North for assault in paramilitary-style attack

Two men were sentenced on Tuesday for assault and threatening to remove their victim’s legs in a paramilitary-style attack.

Robert O’Neill, 42  from Belfast and Daniel McClean, 52, from Dunmurry pleaded guilty earlier this month to collecting information useful to ...

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Seamus Callanan named Tipperary hurling captain for 2019

Seamus Callanan has been confirmed as the new Tipperary hurling captain for 2019.

The Drom-and-Inch forward made his senior Tipp debut in 2008, helping them win a pair of All-Ireland titles.

Vice-captain under Callanan will be Noel McGrath.

Tipp begin their Allianz Hurling ...

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Cork defender Kevin Crowley ruled out of Division 2 opener

Kevin Crowley has been ruled out of Cork’s Division 2 opener away to Fermanagh this weekend.

The Cork defender picked up a shoulder injury during the county’s McGrath Cup semi-final win over Limerick on the opening weekend of January, with manager Ronan McCarthy confirming last night ...

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Former US Marine held in Russia on suspicion of spying is denied bail

A former US Marine being held in Russia on suspicion of spying has been denied bail, according to his brother.

Paul Whelan, 48, who is a citizen of the UK, Ireland, Canada and the US, was arrested in Moscow in December.

His twin brother David Whelan said in a statement that ...

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Protest at RTÉ over Graham Linehan appearance on tonight's Prime Time

A protest is taking place outside RTE's studios in Dublin over the appearance of Graham Linehan on tonight's Prime Time programme.

The Father Ted co-creator is set to feature in a segment on transgender issues which will focus on the increasing number of young people looking to change ...

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Emotional scenes as inquest into death of 10 people in Carrickmines fire returns verdict of misadventure

A verdict of misadventure has been returned by the jury at the inquest into the deaths of ten victims of a fire at a Dublin halting site.

Relatives wept as the jury’s verdict was read out following five days of evidence at Dublin Coroner’s Court.

“To lost loved ones, they are ...

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